Hmmm. Even this bluetooth vector seems to need some physical presence. But still, while I do agree that most locks can be breached I do think there are levels of difficulty. Even if you include explosives there ;)
Some people seem to misunderstand Karl as some Luddite (after all the vulnerabilities shown here require physical presence) but what he is pointing out is that manufacturers are failing hard at even the most basic security practices of things that are smart but not necessarily connected. This is a problem once you move into the connected realm as many stories have demonstrated so far.
I hope people stop dismissing the problems just because they need some degree of expertise or physical access to the devices and start focusing on the fact that security is, at best, an after-thought for most smart devices.
It's no wonder such services are flourishing. If you want to do some proper research you'll browse through dozens of articles. This may escalate quickly to the hundreds of dollars if you can't access through some university with access.
If they gave a damn about progress they'd encourage open access while monetizing in other ways. But alas, Ben Franklins.
I wonder if the judge could toss everything based on the simple fact we don't know the defendant would actually carry out any crime without the helping hand of law enforcement. What would have happened if the guy was left alone? Would he engage actively with criminals and actually try to carry out the robbery or whatever? This is Minority Report all over with less tech and enslaved minds spewing prophecies.
I do hope some judge is balsy enough to try that route.
Taxis are common in almost every area Uber operates.
Common does not mean enough. Specially on peak times.
Often, those Taxis are priced better than surge priced Uber.
In your Ponyland (tm)? Empirical data on my own rides say the opposite. The only time Uber almost got to taxi prices here was when I checked a ride to a major show. Even then Uber was cheaper. And even considering the new R$0,10 (US$0,03) per kilometer tax the city imposed on Uber and the likes it is still nearly 40% cheaper than taxis. Of course, your city may be different but it's not the rule (if it happens in fact).
There are literally so many things that play into that choice that it's unlikely that there would be any real way to attribute anything to ride sharing
Indeed. But you see, when you ban these services and immediately see a surge in DUI driving as it happened in Texas then it's kind of hard not to tell that these apps had a major influence in DUI. But of course, you and your friend loons downplayed the huge and clear impact streaming services at affordable prices had in piracy so it isn't a surprise you went that route.
MR Rothken is right. And he will be promptly ignored. Much like Dotcom this will drag on until Mr Vaulin cannot defend himself anymore due to financial woes delivering an easy win to the DOJ OR until they find a judge that 'agrees' (with an $) with them. Dotcom got lodged into their throat because he managed to get access to his money and has the funds to fight back. This may be the precedent they are waiting for to bring Dotcom down.
Re: Re: Re: How about Full Refunds, in writing, always
Absolutely. You shouldn't have to be an expert to work around such restrictions just to actually own what you bought. And it's even worse when there are anti-circumvention clauses active. Still, considering what we have now, I'd say that hardware imposed DRM is the worst of DRM faces and the one we should absolutely focus the fight against.
I wonder if even with all the Govt help in many fronts they can end up bankrupt because of this behavior. Because clearly if any store out there treated their customers with so much contempt they'd be out of business in no time. It actually happened near here.
Sometimes there are quite simple solutions. For digital content you have file sharing so it's less of an issue. The problem lies when it's a DRM enforced in the hardware level. This shit is rapidly taking over computers and other electronics in general that were relatively ok just a few years ago. We'll see mobos, CPUs and the like ship with goddamned DRM chips sooner or later. Heck, even vehicles for harvesting come with this shit.
If this is what the future looks like I think I will call myself a Luddite and skip it as much as I can. Or at the very least actively work not to buy these things.
That. If you make efforts to keep the conversation private even in public places you do have an expectation of privacy. If the bugs were known maybe the conversation would have remained in the electronic realm (encrypted messages) or would have taken place where they knew there would not be bugs.
In another note, Orwell should not be used as a guide of what to do but rather of what NOT to do.